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THEY’VE been part of our lives for as long as we can remember, from the school classroom right up until our days in the office.

But a man has now delivered the jaw dropping news that we’ve actually all been using Post It notes wrong - and the right way will change everything.

A man has revealed we've been using Post It Notes totally the wrong wayCredit: @aliabdaal/Tiktok

In a now viral video, TikTok user @aliabdaal wrote to his 97,000 plus followers: “I was today years old when I realised I’ve been using post its all wrong,” alongside a mind blown emoji.

He then explained in the clip: “They should teach us this in school. You’re probably using Post It notes wrong - here’s how you use them properly.”

He continued to show the normal method of ripping a Post It note from the top of the pile and attaching it to a surface with the sticky part at the top - before the edges curled up.

He explained: “Normally, we rip off Post It notes like this, but the problem is it then wants to naturally unstick itself.”

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Next, he revealed the ridiculously simple trick to stopping this from happening - and people can’t believe they hadn’t thought of it before.

@aliabdaal continued: “Instead, you should rip them off sideways because then it sticks properly.”

True to his word, he then showed the alternative method and it works exactly like he says.

Ever since he posted the video, which has over 7000 likes, it’s had everyone talking.

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One person wrote: “Loved this, what a game changer.” Another seconded: “You learn something new every day.” 

Meanwhile, countless people posted the shocked face emoji, saying they couldn’t believe they’d only just found this out,

Others revealed that Ali’s video, plus many others on TikTok have opened their eyes to many things.

One joked: “TikTok has taught me I have never done a single thing right or had an original experience in my entire life.”

Ali showed how the way we're used to doing it is totally flawedCredit: @aliabdaal/Tiktok
Instead you should take a Post It note from the side, which eliminates the issue of them folding inwardsCredit: @aliabdaal/Tiktok